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    Tim McCoy Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Poster (mid-1930s). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    An expert horseman and roper, with an extensive knowledge of Indian culture, cowboy star Tim McCoy began his career in Hollywood as a technical advisor on The Covered Wagon (1923), bringing hundreds of Native Americans to Hollywood for filming. Using the connections he made on that picture, he soon gained work as an actor, and quickly became one of the screen's biggest cowboy stars. in 1935, McCoy left Hollywood, first to tour with Ringling Brothers, and later with his own Wild West show. After the failure of his live venture, McCoy returned to the screen in 1940 and, after a stint in World War II, became the host of a popular children's TV program. The colorful and attractive poster offered here is from McCoy's brief tenure with Ringling Brothers. A rare find for any fan of this enormous star, it had light edge wear and a top right corner bend; both of these slight defects have been addressed by expert professional restoration. Additionally, it shows some minor glue staining in the bottom border. It remains, however, an extremely good looking, and no doubt very rare, poster that any fan of this classic Western star will no doubt covet. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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